Nameless Road-A Walker Mystery Author:Simon Harvester It was bad luck, an unexpected gale, and an error in navigation, that dropped Dorian Silk in the wastes of the Khingan Mountains of Inner Mongolia where Russian and Chinese troops were practicing war "exercises." His two way radio had broken on landing; his companion could not be found; the rendezvous with the agent to be smuggled out of China w... more »as unknown miles away; he was lost, and surrounded by very active members of the Peoples' Liberation Party of China. Silk had enjoyed other situations more.
He had been loaned to a powerful and mysterious group in Tokyo to help extract a British secret agent from Mongolia. The elaborate briefing in Japan had been made delightful by the charming girl, Kikou, whether she was a spy or not. His present disguise was the most thorough of his career. But now half of the efficient team was missing. Some wandering Mongolians were almost too friendly, but he did acquire a tired pony and so finally reached the rendezvous to learn ex-partner and agent had come and gone.
Silk's best chance of reaching freedom lay over the border in Tibet, a two years' walk. But the Chinese army and some violent Russian spies halted his plane. Through tense suspicion and suspense. Silk worked to find a way just to stay alive.
Again Mr Harvester gives us a picture of a strange and little known land while telling an exciting story. His customary discussion of today's problems, and the portents for the future, give his books additional background and an extra dimension of awareness.
Dorian Silk, cynical, experienced, versatile, has become a favorite character of readers of adventure tales. His encounters, from amusing to near lethal, on the road without a name, will add to his stature and charm, and the reader's pleasure.« less